Spring training games are officially underway on Sunday. Sure, they are exhibition games that allow coaching staffs to evaluate their rosters, but they give diehard fans a chance to get ready for the upcoming regular season. For those wondering who would hit the first home run in 2021, we have your answer. In Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm took Brandon Bielak deep to the opposite field for a leadoff home run. After mashing the second pitch of the contest out of the park, Chisholm holds the distinction of hitting the first homer of spring training.
The Marlins were not done in the opening frame. Second baseman Garrett Cooper hit an RBI double off Bielak and right fielder Lewis Brinson smashed a two-run home run to give the Marlins a 4-0 lead entering the bottom of the first inning.
It may only be spring training, but Marlins fans have to be excited with what they have seen thus far.